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Author, gardener, #FaerieManager. Feat. CNN, Christian Science Monitor, BBC, Shriver Center. Happy For No Reason® Trainer. Work in progress. Website/books etc in ABOUT tab. Chicagoan. She/hers #Fedified

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shoq, to random
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I wonder who at the bottom of the @fdrlst sewer thought going after Dolly Parton was a good idea? What were the other choices? Mary Poppins? Bambi? The mind reels at what one of the dumbest publications on the right is capable of thinking up.

mckra1g,
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@shoq RIGHT!?

shoq, (edited ) to random
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Has anyone gotten a SMS text message from “Gold Coast Collection Bureau.” It has nothing but my phone number, but I have no debts I know of. But I am told these companies sometimes by ancient debts or alleged debts, tar your credit, and force you to pay, which doesn’t fix it anyway (for 7 years).

mckra1g,
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@shoq sounds like it could be zombie debt. Beware.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/z/zombie-debt.asp

#money #debt

MissingThePt, to random
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Police Departments Announce Intention to Immobilize Their Forces https://www.popsci.com/technology/cybertruck-police-patrol-car/

mckra1g,
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@MissingThePt this is giving RoboCop vibes.

mckra1g, to art
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Once in awhile, I realize how lucky I am to live in Chicago. There is an art student in some part of the world who would love to see this sculpture in person, but for whatever reason, won’t be able to make the trip. But I could theoretically see it every day. There are blessings like this is your life, too, if you know where (and how) to look.

#art #travel #random

mckra1g,
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Green_Footballs, to random
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mckra1g,
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mckra1g, to random
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Watchers of AMC’s Mad Men may remember the tagline Don Draper uses to land Jaguar: “Finally…something beautiful you can own.” His target market was men who kept separate bank accts from their wives, among other things. This demographic thinks Trump is the way to go. They’re sitting on SCOTUS and they were among those swarming the Capitol on January 6th. They believe that only heteronormative white “Christian” men deserve civil rights and the rest of us better remember our place.

#random #USpol

mckra1g, to Funny
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I can support this.

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mckra1g, to KindActions
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Thank you for this day. 🌇

The Chicago Board of Trade building anchors LaSalle Street in the financial district. It serves as headquarters for Bruce Wayne Enterprises in Batman:The Dark Knight.

#tyftd #ThankYouForThisDay #goodMorning #gratitude #ritual #thankYou #goodVibes #GoodMorningPhoto #Chicago #architecture #DailyPhoto #POTD #PhotoOfTheDay #money #movies

Catvalente, to random
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Stop calling it a hush money case, you craven complicit media ghouls.

It’s an election interference case.

mckra1g,
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mckra1g, to random
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I don’t like this reboot of Revenge of the Nerds.

Theblueone, to random
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NYC diner breakfast, coming in hot…

mckra1g,
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@Theblueone I love diner breakfasts!

Cheers!

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gedeonm, to random
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Here’s the thing: AI wasn’t created by artists or writers or actors or any other creative types. It was created by those who wish they were the creative types, and want to avoid doing the thing they perceive as “work”.
https://tech.lgbt/@jnadeau/112528218028765178

mckra1g,
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@gedeonm not only that, but it chafes them that they are beholden to someone who can produce something they can’t. Duchamp (and to a later degree, Picasso) essentially flipped the bird to patrons of the arts by centering the power with the artist.

The dudebro techies who envy this gift seek to subvert it by creating AI that pillages the creators it means to erase.

#AI #art #artist #tech

GottaLaff, to random
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mckra1g,
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@GottaLaff Jamie #Raskin is a mensch. He must be protected at all costs.

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design_law, to Bloomscrolling
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mckra1g,
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@design_law

GORGEOUS (I especially like the little water droplet on the bottom right petal).

mckra1g, to random
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There are none so indignant as those who don’t read the article or comments before voicing their opinions.

This has been a subtoot.

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mckra1g, to Bloomscrolling
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“But why should the daffodils and tulips
Get all the praise and blessings?
My rebirth goes unnoticed — I am worthy
Of smiles and dazzled cries of worship.”
— Lea Malot

🤍

#RoseOfSharon #Bloomscrolling #quote #poem

mckra1g, to random
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“For a moment, nothing happened. …Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.” — Douglas Adams

🐁 🐁 🐁

mckra1g, to random
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Hi my name is Molly and my pet peeve is people who set their mower deck too low.

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mckra1g, to KindActions
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“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” — Robin Williams

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More on the mural:

https://www.timeout.com/chicago/news/a-towering-mural-of-robin-williams-has-appeared-in-logan-square-092718

#BeKind #kindness #KindnessMatters #mural #streetArt #UrbanArt #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness

scottsantens, to random
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Do not confuse welfare with Universal Basic Income. If you get $1k in welfare does it make sense to take a $1k job, lose your welfare and end up with the same $1k? No.

If you get $1k UBI, does it make sense to take a $1k job and end up with $2k? Yes.

This is why so many pilots show increases in work.

mckra1g,
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@scottsantens

It’s amazing how creative, productive and fulfilled people can be when the financial boot is off their neck. Intentional penury is how the monied class keeps us rabble in line.

FuckElon, to twitter
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"This is bizarre. The CEO of a major public company is publicly threatening to move products he himself claims are critical to Tesla’s success if he doesn’t a greater percentage of the company."

He really wants his robot-wife. The problem is, make it sentient enough and she will go the same way the others did...

https://electrek.co/2024/05/20/elon-musk-confirms-threat-give-me-25-of-tesla-or-no-ai-robotics/

#ElonMusk #Twitter #Tesla

mckra1g,
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mckra1g, to books
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Everyone is at the park! It’s a beautiful evening for reading.

#books #science #wine #amReading #scifi #space #jwst

mckra1g,
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Okay fr i have been reading this out loud in places so that it sinks in. This is the kind of book that I would love to discuss with @mcnees because he could ‘splain it to me in civilian. My brain is pretty solid, but contrary to my opinion, I don’t know everything. 😉

mckra1g,
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@mcnees thank you!

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